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Tom Gabel Of Against Me! Comes Out As A Transgender

Thu, May 10, 2012 10:01am EDT by 42 Comments
Tom Gabel Transgender

Tom Gabel speaks out for the first time about his plan to live as a woman! Read on for more details.

Tom Gabel has been fighting with gender dysphoria for years, but soon he will be taking hormones and undergoing electrolysis treatments to become a woman, according to Rolling Stone magazine which hits newsstands May 10.

Tom and and his wife Heather Gabel have a two-year-old daughter, Evelyn, together. Coming out to Heather, he says, has been the most difficult part of this journey yet.

“For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news,” Gabel says in Rolling Stone. “But she’s been super-amazing and understanding.”

Tom plans to change his name to Laura Jane Grace when the transition is complete.

“I’m going to have embarrassing moments, and that won’t be fun. But that’s part of what talking to you is about – is hoping people will understand, and hoping they’ll be fairly kind,” he tells the mag.

We’re so proud of Tom for having so much courage and following his heart!

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